If your tooth is fractured or decayed to the point that a dental filling can't repair it, our Barrie, ON dentists may recommend a dental crown to fix your tooth. A tooth crown is designed to mimic your natural tooth in both shape and colour closely, so it blends flawlessly with your smile and provides all the functions you're used to.
Dental Crown Process
The process for completing a crown is fairly straightforward and typically takes about three weeks. First, your Barrie dentist will prepare your tooth for its new restoration and make a temporary crown for you to wear while a dental lab makes your permanent crown.
Porcelain Crowns in Barrie
For crowns that you will see when you smile, our dentists use ceramic porcelain. This material is durable and will hold up to biting and chewing forces, yet it is also highly customizable, so it complements your smile.
When your final restoration is ready, your dentist will place it permanently and make any necessary adjustments to ensure your bite is functioning properly.
When you take good care of a crown with consistent brushing, flossing, and bi-annual trips to your dentist, it has the potential to last anywhere from 10 to 15 years.
Contact your team at Park Place Dental today if you have any questions about dental crowns in Barrie, ON.